Thanksgiving is a time to take a break from the bustle of everyday life, take stock of the many blessings bestowed upon us during the year and give thanks for them. It's also a time for turkey.
Keeping in line with both of those sentiments, online ticket retailer Fandango has revealed its list of this year's 10 biggest cinematic turkeys, a.k.a. the films moviegoers are least thankful for, so far. The list is based on reviews written by Fandango users who doled out their hard-earned cash to see these films and were more than just a little nonplussed by what they got in exchange.
Hit the jump to see the list (and what users had to say about each film). And remember: If you haven't paid money to watch these flicks, that's just one more reason to be thankful.
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" was a summer spectacle filled with every type of action scene you'd hope for in a blockbuster. But those fight scenes didn't come without hard work, as you'll see in this behind-the-scenes featurette from the new DVD and Blu-ray, which chronicles Jake's training leading up to the film.
Check it out below, and catch the disc in stores now.
1. "Shrek Forever After" ($25.3 million)
2. "Get Him to the Greek" ($17.4 million)
3. "Killers" ($16.1 million)
4. "Prince of Persia" ($13.9 million)
5. "Sex and the City 2" ($12.7 million)
Even with four new major releases in theaters this weekend — including films starring notable names such as Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher and Owen Wilson — "Shrek Forever After" continued its winning streak with a $25.3 million first place finish by Sunday's conclusion, thanks to a combination of increased theater count and higher prices for 3-D ticket sales. Read More...
1. "Shrek Forever After" ($6.5 million)
2. "Get Him to the Greek" ($6.2 million)
3. "Killers" ($5.7 million)
4. "Sex and the City 2" ($4.4 million)
5. "Prince of Persia" ($4.1 million)
With four new major releases in theaters this weekend, it's surprising that none of these films managed a first place finish on opening day. Equally surprising is the fact that two of these films finished outside of the top five. But sure enough, "Shrek Forever After" continues to light up the box office with yet another first place finish, kicking off what's likely to be its third straight weekend victory. Read More...
1. "Shrek Forever After" ($55.7 million)
2. "Prince of Persia" ($37.8 million)
3. "Sex and the City 2" ($37.1 million)
4. "Iron Man 2" ($20.6 million)
5. "Robin Hood" ($13.6 million)
Carrie Bradshaw got off to a solid start at the weekend box office with a $13 million first place finish on Friday, but her success ended there as a refueled "Shrek Forever After" tapped into its inner ogre to beat "Sex and the City 2" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" at the Memorial Day weekend box office. Read More...
1. "Sex and the City 2" ($13 million)
2. "Shrek Forever After" ($11.3 million)
3. "Prince of Persia" ($10.3 million)
4. "Iron Man 2" ($4 million)
5. "Robin Hood" ($2.8 million)
Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes have made their way back into theaters nationwide, bringing with them all of the box office bravado one would expect from the sex-hunting, city-dwelling quartet of "Sex and the City 2." The movie made its flashy debut with a $13 million Friday, hailing a taxi all the way to a first place finish. Read More...
The amount of Prince Dastan on display in these "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" toys from McFarlane is what I like to describe as "Dastan-tastic!" Clearly, the folks at McFarlane know what kids want to play with. A tiny, poseable Jake Gyllenhaal! We got a box of these puppies recently and have been playing with them around the office. I find it funny that there are so many Jake figures, so I've strung them all together into the image below. Click it to check out our full gallery of "Sands of Time" toys!
This week's Friday releases bring with them an odd coincidence. While the ladies go see New York City's fashionable foursome trek through the desert in "Sex and the City 2," dudes get a sand and sandals epic of their own in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." With two desert-centric movies like these hitting theaters, a Photoshop treatment was basically a necessity. Want to know what happens when Prince Dastan and Carrie Bradshaw cross paths under the blazing desert sun? Click the image below to see for yourself.
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is out this Friday. There's a history in Hollywood of video game adaptations, a history that extends back almost as far as the interactive medium itself. It's a frequently spotty history, with dark blemishes on titles as popular and well-known in the game world as "Super Mario Bros" and "Street Fighter." "Prince of Persia" has a shot to rise past it all; between the strong cast, accomplished director and mega-producer presiding over it all, we're talking about a serious summer tentpole that has the potential to turn around an entire sub-genre.
I spoke at length last week with David Hayter about the unique challenges facing filmmakers when they decide to bring a video game to the big screen. In addition to being an accomplished screenwriter ("X-Men," "X2: X-Men United") and voice actor (the "Metal Gear Solid" series), Hayter is also an avid gamer. That extensive cross-media experience gives him what you might call an evolved perspective on the realities of making game adaptation. Read More...
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is arguably the biggest video game adaptation yet to come out of Hollywood. Between an all-star cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton), a rock-solid director (Mike Newell) and one of the biggest producers on the planet (Jerry Bruckheimer), it's got a great chance for success in a sub-genre that has, to this point, been largely populated with mediocre-to-terrible offerings.
To help us cover the run-up to Friday's release, David Hayer has kindly made time in his busy schedule to serve as the guest editor this week on MTV Movies Blog. While he isn't directly involved with "Persia," Hayter is a unique figure in the industry for his memorable gigs in both the video game and film industries. Before penning scripts for "X-Men," "X2: X-Men United" and "Watchmen," Hayter was perhaps best-known for providing the iconic voice of "Metal Gear Solid" series star Solid Snake. With such extensive experience in both mediums, Hayter is the ideal person to commentate as the release of "Prince" approaches.
So please, everyone, welcome Hayter to the blog. I'll be running the first post from our lengthy, far-ranging interview last week later today.